The Eagle of the Ninth, CD-Audio Book
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This is a story set in Roman Britain. Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion is forced into retirement after a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe.

It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts.

Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power?


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9789626344231

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The Eagle of the Ninth By Rosemary Sutcliffe – Enjoyable historical adventure storyThis is a review of the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation (on 2 CDs), not the whole book. I enjoyed listening to this story very much. It was a good adventure, with a well thought out plot. I often struggle to get sleep at night but after listening to one of the CD’s I found it easy to drop off as it allowed my mind to settle on one thing.However, I did feel that the story doesn’t have any real depth and the characters are not very fully developed (although possibly this feeling is at least partly down to the fact that the book has been heavily abridged to fit into a 2 hour dramatisation).It’s a fun historical adventure story, brought to life through the dramatisation.

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